Nuclear Fusion for Schools

The information material related to nuclear fusion provided below addresses teachers and students. The videos, animations, booklets and brochures have been especially produced  for use in class and deepen existing knowledge. You can also find many useful links.

The Starmakers

The movie introduces a future fusion reactor, explaining basics of fusion.

Produced in 2000 by the Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, with financial support of the European Commission, it offers a virtual visit of a reactor based on ITER design, sending the viewer some 10-20 years into the future.


Introduction to Fusion



Virtual ITER Tour

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ITER—designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power—will be the world's largest experimental fusion facility. The ITER Project is under construction in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, in the south of France. For a 360° virtual reality tour follow this link:

Booklet – Energy, Powering your World

The booklet “Energy, powering your world” is a 60-page informative text about energy in general – the ways we use it, where it comes from, and how we will deal with our energy needs in the future. This booklet can give remarkable help for secondary school teachers for their work, but it is useful for everyone interested in energy related issues.



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